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New Yarn – Poems Sock Yarn

October 14, 2014

We love the Wisdom Poems Sock Yarn, with some fantastic new colours for the winter 2014/2015 season. Poems is 75% wool and 25% nylon and 100g/420 meters.

Poems Sock Yarn

Poems Sock Yarn

This yarn is fantastic for socks, but also looks great in shawls or smaller projects!  Stop by and check out all the shades we have in stock!

 

 

Poems Sock Yarn

Poems Sock Yarn

 

 

 

Thanksgiving weekend Hours

October 11, 2014

We will have our feet up and lots if knitting time this weekend! Our hours are:

Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Monday – Closed

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Socks with Holli Yeoh

October 8, 2014

Tip-Toe-Up Sock
with Holli Yeoh

Toe Up Socks with Holli Yeoh

Toe Up Socks with Holli Yeoh

This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. In the first week we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on and learn about knitting placeholder stitches so the heel can be worked at the end of the project. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles.

Your assignment between classes is to knit like the wind so you’re ready for week two where you’ll learn a stretchy, sewn bind off with no sewing. Then we’ll remove the placeholder stitches and knit the heel. We’ll complete the sock by grafting on the needles.

You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to have the foot and ankle completed before the second class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).

Skills needed: participants should have experience knitting in the round

 

Date: Tuesday’s October 21, 28
Time: 6-8pm
Cost: $90

Bring:

two coordinating sock yarns in light or medium colours (about 100 g of

the main colour and a small amount for the heels and toes)

2.25 mm needles

o two circular needles; 24” (60 cm) length is recommended but this method can be done on any length of needle

OR

o If you want to learn Magic Loop you’ll need one circular needle; at least 32” (80 cm) long

OR

o If you want to use double pointed needles, you’ll also need two circular needles, any length

• basic knitter’s toolkit

 

these are NOT toe-up socks, but I like the picture!

these are NOT toe-up socks, but I like the picture!

 

Call or email Baaad Anna’s to register for this class!  604-255-2577  or info@baaadannas.com

 

New Cascade Yarn

September 30, 2014

We are totally loving the Cascade Eco Highland Duo this fall, with it’s 70% alpaca and 30% merino blend it is super soft to work with, and has some great drape and texture! This yarn is versatile and will make a great 1-skein project or also will work up into a lovely larger project like a shawl or even a sweater!

Cascade Eco Highland Duo

Cascade Eco Highland Duo

 

The skeins are 100g and 180m  (197 yards), we carry the entire line of natural shades – perfect for a gradient shawl project! We also have the natural blends, which knit up beautifully!

Cascade Eco Highland Duo blended skeins

Cascade Eco Highland Duo blended skeins

After knit city I will be working on a gradient shawl with three different shades!  Watch here for more details and pictures!

Knit City 2014 – 2 weeks and counting

September 21, 2014

We are gearing up for Knit City 2014!  We are so honoured to have been apart of this amazing celebration of fibre since the beginning, and we are looking forward to another amazing year! (we are also VERY excited that it will be held at the PNE, just a quick walk from the shop)!

Knit City Booth 2013

Knit City Booth 2013

We are teaming up with Briggs and Little once again,  showcasing this amazing Canadian yarn. To read more about Briggs and Little check out other posts here and here.

Knit City 2012

Knit City 2012

We will also be selling a wide range of Ashford spinning, felting, weaving supplies and beautiful fibre! Check out our fun needles felting kits, and our amazing Project Bags!  See ya there!

Mushroom project bag

Mushroom project bag

New Yarn – Merino Lace

September 18, 2014

We are super excited about a new fall yarn that has arrived from the Diamond Luxury Collection. It’s 100% superwash merino lace. Skeins are 50g and 400 meters and sell for $8.95 stop by and check out all the colours we have in stock!  Perfect for your next lace project!

New Merino Lace

New Merino Lace

New Yarn – Silky Wool

September 10, 2014

If you have stopped by the shop recently you have seen the stunning selection we have of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. This beautiful DK weight yarn is 45% wool, 35% silk and 20% nylon and 176m/50 grams.

Silky Wool

Silky Wool

It is perfect for your next accessory,  or a fantastic choice for your next sweater.  Annie is modeling her Gradient Pullover by Amy Miller knit with the Silky Wool.  (Actually the first time Annie wore this sweater in the shop, I loved it so much I declared that we MUST bring in that yarn)!

Silky Wool

Silky Wool

Come by and check out the amazing range of colours of Silky Wool! Thanks Sylvia for the pics!

Gradient Pullover knit in Silky wool

Gradient Pullover knit in Silky wool

Gradient Pullover knit in Silky wool

Gradient Pullover knit in Silky wool

 

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